4 01, 2016

[ESPN] Front Rowe: Football Teams Turning To Rugby-Style Tackling

2016-11-29T16:54:38+00:00

Holly Rowe of espnW talks with Ohio State and Ole Miss players about a new tackling technique that is more effective and safe. Head injuries and concussions have become a major concern in football in recent years, and now teams -- both NFL and college -- are introducing a new method of tackling with the [...]

[ESPN] Front Rowe: Football Teams Turning To Rugby-Style Tackling 2016-11-29T16:54:38+00:00
9 10, 2015

[The Star] The American dream: Naas if you can get it

2016-11-29T16:54:39+00:00

Botha has no regrets about his failed NFL career bid as young bloods make the crossover   NICK KARIUKI IN 1983 Naas Botha left South Africa and rugby to try to make it in the US as a place kicker in American football. The day he was meant to try out for the Chicago Bears, [...]

[The Star] The American dream: Naas if you can get it 2016-11-29T16:54:39+00:00
5 10, 2015

[The Seattle Times] UW football works with Atavus on data-driven tackling methods

2016-11-29T16:54:40+00:00

Seattle was already an epicenter for rugby-inspired tackling methods. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll champions the cause with his “Hawk Tackle” video, and Washington coaches, after experimenting with some rugby drills in the past, adopted them wholly last year, too. For Rex Norris, the art of tackling goes beyond the act of burying a ball carrier [...]

[The Seattle Times] UW football works with Atavus on data-driven tackling methods 2016-11-29T16:54:40+00:00
15 09, 2015

[WSJ] What the NFL Can Learn From Rugby

2016-11-29T16:54:41+00:00

As the World Cup begins in England, more football coaches stateside look to rugby to improve tackling By Jonathan Clegg Sept. 15, 2015 12:41 p.m. ET For most Americans, the Rugby World Cup, which kicks off Friday, is a strange curiosity. Here’s a sport that looks a little like the NFL. But with no helmets, [...]

[WSJ] What the NFL Can Learn From Rugby 2016-11-29T16:54:41+00:00